Hi Eagles, proud to say Glenda was my cousin. A very sweet caring and smart woman. She graduated from Pembroke and at the time of death she was a student of University of Alabama to become a Doctor. She will always be missed. Her daughter Amanda is married now smart like her Mom and so beautiful. She is going to have a sweet baby. I wish so much Glenda was here to enjoy this time with her daughter. Our family will forever miss Glenda .
From Tammy Lindsay Levanger on December 30th, 2009
I love you still Billy Arnold and you are often discussed in our household. My children grew up with your picture on the wall.l The "raise not the roof" plaque that you gave John and I has been proudly displayed over a doorway in every house I have ever called home. You were the first person who knew that John and I were getting married and I can see you leaving my place for that last time just as clearly as if it were yesterday. I will never forget leaving the funeral home after your serviceand seeing the big 'ole monkey hanging out of someone's car window....we were all certain that you somehow had a hand in that so that we would stop crying in order to laugh....and we did, oh how we laughed! Blue Skies Forever says it all. Love ya and miss ya.
Mrs. Susan Arter Griffin, 44, of 1008 Poplar Drive, Fayetteville, died Thursday, March 22, 2001, in her home.
The funeral was conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel in Hope Mills by Chaplain William A. McCoy. Burial was at Cumberland Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Robert A. Griffin; a daughter, Kimberly Griffin of Fayetteville; a son, Ben Stumbo of Fort Bragg; her parents, Harry and Elsbeth Arter of Fayetteville; and her maternal grandmother, Lina Stadtler of Germany.
My Mother was a wonderful person and I am truely blessed to have had her in my life for those 18 years. I miss her everyday though I know she is with me in spirit. She made me the strong person I am today and gave me a spirit that I want my own child to carry on. Mom I can't say enough how much I love you and Miss you! You were right that Ben and I would get married I am so happy that you knew him before you went on to Heaven, and your grandson looks just like his Daddy! Even though Ethan can't meet you in person he looks at your picture and I know he knows you are his "Nana" and he loves you very much!
Dad, Meemaw, and Pap love you and miss you as well. You were the best person while you were here with us and we all can't wait to see you again someday!
Love always your daughter,
Mr. Averitte was a teacher for the Cumberland County Schools for more than 30 years and currently taught at Flora MacDonald Academy.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2001, at Trinity United Methodist Church by the Rev. Peter Belec. A graveside service was conducted at 3:30 p.m. at Montlawn Cemetery in Raleigh.
Mr. Averitte is survived by a son, Don R. Averitte Jr. of Raleigh; a daughter, Cynthia A. Boyles of Red Springs; six sisters, Kathleen Beasley, Louvania Teague, Eleanor Byrd and Lee Goetz, all of Fayetteville, Dorothy Saxton of Tennessee and Addie Wingate of Georgia; two brothers, Dan Averitte of Fayetteville and Robert Averitte of Parkton; and a grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Robeson County Chapter of the American Red Cross, September 11 National Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 1945, Lumberton, NC 28359.
From Ferris Hickman Delionbach on November 29th, 2012
Mr. A taught me 9th grade biology in Garland NC. If I remember correctly, it was his first year teaching or at least one of the first. He was probably one of the hardest teachers, but he made learning in his classroom fun. When in college taking biology, I then realized what a good teacher he was.
From Tom Bougan on May 24th, 2011
I remember once in Chemistry II, they announced that the bathrooms were going to be closed, so we sent a beaker of warm yellow colored fluid to the office, with a note saying we couldn't wait- he was a real prankster :)
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Mr A was the best chemistry teacher I ever had, even through college. I always loved to pick at him about the state-carolina rivalry. He is one of the reasons I am an educator today.
Terry Wayne Baggett, 57, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018 in his home.
Terry was born in Cumberland County on January 19, 1961 to the late Arthur Leamon Baggett and Junie Aldine Spell Baggett. He worked for Black and Decker for many years and then worked as a Ceramic Tile Installer.
He is survived by his children, Scotty Baggett of Fayetteville, Terry Wayne Baggett II (Tiffany) of Florida, Bryan Baggett (Sarah Hart), Athens Gorham (Brandon), Roxanne Danielle Gillespie (Jason) and Hannah Minter, all of Fayetteville; brothers, Arthur Joe Bagget of Colorado and Tony Baggett (Joanne) of Charlotte; sisters, Barbara Alexander (Tom Cain) and Carolyn Chandler, all of Fayetteville; 8 grandchildren and many extended family members; special friends, Kevin Powell and Red Earwood.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at LaFayette Funeral Home, 6651 Raeford Rd. Fayetteville, NC 28304.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Jesus First Church, 7467 Camden Road Fayetteville, North Carolina 28306 with Pastor Gary Leviner Sr. officiating.
Burial will follow In Cross Creek Cemetery #4.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
ALLEN JUNCTION, W.Va. - Michael E. Bannon Sr., 55, of Allen Junction, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Charleston Area Medical Center following a short illness.
Born Sept. 3, 1958, in Killeen, Texas, he was the son of the late Hannelore Rose Weber and Donald Roy Bannon.
Michael was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, being outdoors, target shooting and being with his family and friends.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Bannon II of Allen Junction and Thomas Burke of Wilmington, N.C.; four brothers, Ronald Bannon, Donald Bannon, Bobby Bannon and Jerry Bannon all of Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Irene Hefferman of Lumber Bridge, N.C. and Rosemarie Krug of Alsfeld, Germany.
A memorial service for Mr. Bannon will be scheduled at a later date.
Those wishing to extend their condolences may do so by visiting calfeefuneralservice.com.
Calfee Funeral and Cremation Service of Pineville is serving the Bannon family.
James Glenn Barfield, 51, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010. Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Pinecrest Funeral & Cremation Services in Hope Mills. Visitation, 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Survived by: Wife, Hope; children, James III, and Kayla Denis; parents, James Jr. and Myrtle; and brothers, Dan, Joel and Anthony.
Sara “Sally” Frances Bedsole, 62, of Elizabethtown passed away on Friday, September 4, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Edna Bedsole and sister, Edna “Joey” Ruby Batton. Sally leaves behind her son, Blaine McQueen of Charlotte; daughter, Morgan McQueen of Elizabethtown; sister, Emily Gardner of Whitsett, NC; nieces and nephews: Tripp Gardner, Tanner Gardner, Hugh Jackson, Jr., Sonja Milligan, Earl A. Batton, Suzanne Rice, Marcie Carter and many special friends.
Sally adored her family dearly. She had a beautiful, affectionate soul that was so full of life. She loved everyone and never met a stranger. She was always the life of the party and had a great passion for cooking and fishing. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, September 8th in the Tar Heel Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Warren Hill officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. All attendees are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or to Tar Heel Baptist Church PO Box 98 Tar Heel, NC 28392.
James "Jimmy" W. Bennett Jr., 60, passed away peacefully in his home on September 27, 2022. He was born on Fort Jackson on December 19, 1961 to Linda Thompson Bennett and James W. Bennett, Sr.
Jimmy was an adventurous outdoorsman known for hiking, hunting and his fascination with all things nature. He was a strong, intelligent man who won medals on the high school wrestling team while in Japan. As the owner of Bennett's Post Frame Construction, Jimmy constructed many buildings in and around the Columbia area. He was an amazing cook who also loved freehand drawing, in his spare time. Later in life, you could find him watching old westerns or the gamecocks (GO COCKS!).
Jimmy was survived by his former wife Melanie; his daughter, Ashley and grandchild Jace; his father, Senior Master Sergeant James W. Bennett Sr. and his wife Christine; sister, Julie Bennett McCann and her husband Jeff McCann; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his younger brother, Major John K. Bennett.
There will be a celebration of life for Jimmy in the Bennett Cemetery, on a later date to be determined by the family.
Elizabeth Kel Coker Betancourt, 60, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in her home.
Kel graduated from Douglas Byrd High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She was a teacher’s assistant in the computer lab at Reid Ross Classical School in Cumberland County. She previously worked at several elementary schools in Cumberland County. Students always affectionately referred to her as “Ms. B.”
She is the daughter of William K. Coker, Sr. (deceased) and Virginia Riley Coker. She is survived by her beloved daughter Brooke Betancourt, her mother Virginia, her brother Bill, his wife Kelly and their son Liam.
The family will receive friends for a small remembrance gathering on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 2pm to 4pm at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to one of the following charities:
PARKTON — Dwayne was born August 31, 1960, in Fayetteville NC to Lloyd George Bigler and the late Melba Lawson. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1983 and was a loving Father, Husband, Son, Brother & Best Friend. He is survived by his wife, Tomni Bigler, one son Kagan "Goose" Bigler; two brothers, Darryl Bigler and Jerry Womack and five sisters, Denise Mosley, Donna Wiggins, Judy Sandrock, Juanita Bannon, and Linda Swinson, and his step-mother Carolyn Bigler. He was preceded in death by his brothers Cecil Lawson, John Allen Womack, and step-father William Lawson. Service: The Church of the Apostles in Hope Mills N.C. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 4p.m
This man I married in 1981. He was my childhood sweetheart and I will always love him. He had to leave his family and his beloved son way too soon. Cancer is such a life stealer. He and I were just teenagers when we got married but we realized it later on. He loved his wife Tomni for she gave him what I could not...she gave him a son. He wanted to live for him but it was not meant to be.
FAYETTEVILLE - God, in his infinite wisdom and divine love called Debra "Debbie" Faye Bordeaux to her eternal home on Monday, November 6, 2017. Debbie was born in Fayetteville on February 13, 1958 to the late Paul S. Morgan and Margaret B. Morgan. She was the youngest of five children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Bordeaux and a son, Matthew P. Bordeaux. Left to cherish her memory is her three sons, Jeremy N. Bordeaux and wife, Suzanna of Raeford, Frank "Danny" Bordeaux, Jr. of Fayetteville and Brett M. Bordeaux and wife, Michelle of Fayetteville; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Brenda Harrell of St. Johns, Fla., Ramona Morgan of St. Johns, Fla. and Janna Morgan of Hope Mills; her cherished best friends, Robin Lorenzen of Raeford, Kim Price of Raeford and Gail Blevins of Fayetteville; and her second family of the Hoke County Sheriff Office. It was Debbie's nature to reach out to others and become a loving caretaker. She was often called "Mom" by many of her friends and co-workers. Helping others gave Debbie great pleasure and endeared her to them. She will be sorely missed in this capacity. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Underwood officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.
~TOMMY RAY BRADSHAW~DBHS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM~ALL CONFERENCE (UNANIMOUS CHOICE), ALL CAPE FEAR REGION (UNANIMOUS CHOICE), ALL STATE (HONORABLE MENTION)~JUST A GOOD 'OLE BOY FROM HARNETT COUNTY THAT DIED WAY TOO YOUNG~
From MONA DARROCH-THOMAS on June 2nd, 2016
~BRYAN HOLLIDAY AND TOMMY BRADSHAW~ALL CAPE FEAR REGION FOOTBALL 1995~
From MONA DARROCH-THOMAS on June 2nd, 2016
~TOMMY RAY BRADSHAW, BRYAN HOLLIDAY, CHARLES WILLIAMS, DBHS VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM, 1995 SEASON
From memory I believe, Ricky died in August of 1980 (the 9th?) driving Linsey Norton's Firebird. They were hit head on by a 18 wheeler and both died at the scene in Harnett county. I went to his funeral. He is buried at Lafayette Memorial Park (across from the VA hosptial) on Ramsey St.
From Sherry Edge on December 22nd, 2021
Looking for dates and information on Ricky's accident.
From Gary McDonald on May 3rd, 2016
You're always with us friend. We go back to Massey Hill Jr. High.
From Glenda Dail Duncklee on March 22nd, 2013
Ricky, you were one of our own, Massey Hill gang, and will be missed. I pray you are resting in peace, you died way too young.
Best bud gone way ,way too soon, will miss his sweetness
From Jayne Phillips on September 25th, 2014
He was the love of my life when we were in high school. After he graduated we were suppose to have gotten married. Our song that he picked for us was "Annie's Song" by John Denver. Every time I play that song I think of him always. I Love You Hiram/
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
He was a cheerleader before his time. When I was on JV, he was so patient & kind in helping me learn some of the jumps. So sad to hear he's gone.
Babs you were a great friend and second family to me, I will never forget our friendship and the things oyur parents taught me.
From Tammy Lindsay on December 30th, 2009
You were the best sister-in-law I've ever had. We sure had some good, crazy times way back when, shared a lot of joy and heartaches together. What a shame you were taken from us so soon. You will always be "BABS" to me.
PARKTON -- Richard David Buckner, 46, of 2873 Lake Upchurch Road, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004.
Services: Funeral was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Reeves Funeral Home chapel in Hope Mills.
Survived by: Companion, Patric McMillian; daughters, Althea McMillian and Susan Hill; son, Brandon Oxendine; mother, Yasuko Murata; brothers, Jimmy and James; sisters, Mary Quezada and Laura Nelson; and two grandchildren.
On Dec 19, my brother, Daniel Byrd, passed away. It was sudden and unexpected. We continue to move forward, hanging in and trying to deal with this. Please keep his sons, Kristopher Adam Byrd and Billy Byrd, and sister,Karen Byrd Boyles in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you to all the friends and family that have sent prayers and expressed such kind words and encouragement. It has meant the world to us
Tonight I'm saddened to hear that Danny passed away a number of years ago. I went to school with Danny when we were in the 8th and 9th grade. My father was military thus we lived in Fayetteville for a short time. We moved on with new orders after my Freshman year. I got to now Danny in the 8th grade in Mr. Tharington's class. The name of the school escapes me now. I remember when we went on a trip to New York and then Washington DC. We had such a grand time seeing the Big Apple and then visiting the Capitol. Danny was always so kind to me in school. I was the new Northern (from Maine) kid in town and he always was ready to tease me because of my strange accent. Danny was so kind to everyone. I live in Washington state now and call it home. Recently I have been anxious about our 40th reunion coming up. I graduated from Cheney High School which is on the eastern side of the state. Went on and joined the Navy, 24 years, retired and now I teach school. I would love to touch base with some of the old crew back in North Carolina. If anyone reads this in the near future, know that all my memories of North Carolina are fond ones, Douglas Byrd High School was great! I loved playing football for the Eagles! I lettered my Freshman year and am so proud of that jacket! Coach Chapman took me under his wing and let me play! I'm honored to have been able to pay tribute to Danny with this memorial. We will see each other again in heaven I'm sure someday. Joe Tanguay 360-969-0214 firstname.lastname@example.org
From Jeffrey Gaddy on March 16th, 2017
I grew up about 3 or 4 houses from Danny and the Byrd family. They were and always will be like family to me. Danny was a quiet gentle young man. He was always asking me how I was doing. In other words he was a caring human being. Even though we had not seen each other in years you and the Byrd family were always in my thoughts. Miss you brother.
Class of 1979 On the evening of April 16th, 2012, Joe went to be with the Lord. He was born June 16th, 1961, in Lumberton, NC, and spent his lifetime serving others. His family takes great comfort in knowing he was saved, and he has been reunited with his father, Elbert Jonas Byrd, Jr, his mother, Shelby Jean Byrd, and many grandparent...s, aunts, uncles, and other family members.
Joe was a proud 1979 graduate of Douglas Byrd Senior High School, where he was a stand-out athlete in Football, Baseball, and Track. He attended Catawba College on a football scholarship, and Pembroke University. He was currently pursuing his Master’s Degree at his time of death. In addition to working consistently throughout his lifetime, he also spent many hours helping others through charities, including Christian Motorcycle Ministries, Toys for Tots, United Way, Speedway Children’s Charities, and by participating in many Fun Runs riding his beloved motorcycles.
Joe is survived by his ten year old son, Joseph Blane Byrd, Jr. (Boogie) of the home, one brother, Daniel Byrd of Lincolnton, two sisters, Lisa Leslie and husband, Chuck, of Camden, and Karen Boyles and husband, Micah, of Lincolnton, one niece, Molly Boyles, seven nephews, Adam Byrd, Billy Byrd, Chaz Leslie, Zach Leslie, Heath Boyles, Kurt Boyles, and Brandon Boyles, two great nieces, and two great nephews.
I cannot put to words any better tribute than Jeff Gaddy's tribute. All I can say is in the 3 years I was at Byrd, I had a lot time to talk with you on all the away game bus trips in the spring with the tennis and baseball team always traveling together. You were always a kind and first class guy. The honor was mine to know you. You are missed Joey.
From Jeff Gaddy on January 3rd, 2013
I have not yet fully recovered from the pain of your passing. I only saw you a few times over the years but it never felt like more than a day. I'm sure you knew, but I want to remind you how blessed you were to have so many loving family members and friends. We mourn for you and we laugh about the good times we had when you were here. We all understand that you are in the arms of love ones passed. I know that none of us remaining here can bring you that much happiness. So I congatulate you and you can rest assured that we were all made better people through your friendship. We will never forget you my friend.
SPRING LAKE — Lacy "Gene" Capps, 46, of Spring Lake died recently.
Mr. Capps was an electrician with W&D Electric Co. of Spring Lake for 30 years.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. , Nov. 30, 2005, in Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory chapel in Fayetteville with the Rev. Admire officiating. Burial was in Lafayette Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Mr. Capps was preceded in death by his stepfather, Alexander Capps.
He is survived by his mother, Betty Sanders of Fayetteville; his father, Lacy T. Capps of Greenville; a sister, Angela Capps Crabb of Spring Lake; and a son, Michael David Capps of Fayetteville.
Services were entrusted to Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service and Crematory of Fayetteville.
Coach Chapman, You were an awesome coach to this young Freshman! I was lucky enough to have played for you in the Fall of 1974 at DBHS. I remember starting out with the JV squad and you moved me up at the begining of the season. I was very intimidated by the maturity of the players on the Varsity squad and yet the guys were very respectful of me as I worked my butt off bangin heads and takin my licks. I was so proud to be playing on the varisty squad. I remember riding on the bus to Wilmington-Hoggard and you had me sit up front with you. Riding up front with the coach! I thought I was so cool. I believe on the ride down to the game that afternoon a pickup truck passed us and standing up in the back of the truck was a 70's phenomena, a streaker! We were all laughing so hard! During the game you would call me off the bench and tell me to go in and play Offensive Tackle or Defensive
End. I was so nervous! I lettered that year and I'm still so proud of having attained that letter! My father was in the military then and he recieved orders to go to Washington state at the end of the school year. We moved and I played ball at another team, the Cheney High School "Blackhawks". I love that team and had a wonderful time in High School and yet I always wonder what would have happened if I had stayed and kept playing for the mighty Eagles! Thank you Coach Chapman! You gave me so much inspiration to play football! Joe Tanguay
From Chris Phillips on June 2nd, 2011
Dear Mr. Chapman, last night was my senior awards ceremony and i was awarded the Maurice Chapman Award. Until today i have never even heard of you honestly but after recieving the award i have looked more into you and i am very honored to be given this award bearing your name.
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Coach was a real man's man and a great guy. Even if he would punch you in the groin in front of the entire luch room.lol
From Dale White Bentley on May 17th, 2010
To the family of Leverne, you were a good friend and a great naber, I enjoy going up with you.
From Eric Quigley on February 12th, 2010
Coach by the time I got to your class in 1985 you had long since quit coaching but you still loved the game. I remember how we used to talk about when you played football.We used to joke that obviously it was when there were no face guards and you would laugh. We talked more about football than the History we were supposed to be learning. You coached my brothers Mike (class of '74) and Keith (class of '76). I admit I did shed a tear when I heard of your passing. You were a good guy and you cared about your students. Your wisdom about life was appreciated so much that at times I felt I was talking with my father. Hopefully one day we will talk again. Eric Quigley DBHS class of 1985
ATLANTA - The Lord took Shawn Daniel Cleckner, born in 1965, to heaven at 2:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Shawn died at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Atlanta from acute organ failure.
Shawn was 49 years old, and, like his brother, Johnny, and his father, John Sr., he was a paratrooper.
Shawn was known as a fine and honorable man and was the loving father of three great young men, Jacob, John Michael and Joseph.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Martine Eddy-Cleckner, and his brother, Troy.
Shawn was a successful businessman and owned his own freight company in Atlanta and Greenville, S.C. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, where he lettered in football and wrestling.
He is survived by his father and mother, John and Doris Cleckner of Redding, Calif.; brothers, Maj. John E. Cleckner II, USAF, Biloxi, Miss., Troy, Larry and Jerry Coonrod and John Saterstad of Redding; and sister, Mrs. Kelly Sue Cleckner-Napier of Stockbridge, Ga. His grandmother, Delores Eddy, is 102 and lives in Warren, Ohio.
Shawn was blessed with many nephews and nieces, cousins and aunts and uncles.
Shawn was cremated and a celebration of life service will be held in January in Georgia so the hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and customers can attend his party.
Sarah, you were so much fun to hang out with...my memories of you include Mr. Weaver's biology class when we had to disect that frog! EWWWW!! Neither of us wanted to do that but together we got through it. I also remember your smile and your laugh....good times!
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
I met you in the 6th grade. We really went through alot of ups & downs together. Through it all you remained a good friend. We shared alot about our love for our Lord & I know you are with Him now!
Class of 1979
Every member of the class of 1979 should have gotten to know Bobby. He was always, always upbeat and positive. I was his classmate since elementary school and not once did I ever see him angry or say a bad word too or about anyone. Though hard to believe it is true. He was the type of person we should all strive to be. Gone but never, ever forgotten!!
Danny was my boyhood friend. We grew up together on Rodie Ave and spent 90% of are time together either in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers, Church activities and at Douglas Byrd. I will always remember our boyhoood adventures. Still Always thinking of him. He will and is missed by all his '73 classmates. See you later Danny.
Claude Alan Davis Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes 12/26/1957 ~ 11/19/2015 FUQUAY-VARINA – Claude Alan Davis, 57, passed away on Thursday. A Native of Robeson County and a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School, he is the son of Mary McDonald Dillon and the late Frederick Davis, Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia “Ginny” Davis; son, Joshua Alan Davis; step-children Jody Lynn Walters and husband “Robert”, R.J. Yarnell; sisters, Sharon Smith and husband, Ricky, Kim Cary; brother, Fred Davis, Jr. and wife, Pam; grandchildren, Rebecca, Sarah, Izabella, and Robbie Walters, Mackenzie and Hunter Yarnell; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bob Davis.
A memorial service will be held at 2pm on November 22, 2015 at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Angier. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.
Tommy, you were such a good friend and a great person to know. I pray that life ws good to you and that you are now resting in peace. I remember our night at the prom so well. Fly high, eagle. You were one of a kind.
Ms. Debra G. Eastman, 51 , of Autryville has won her battle with cancer and now she has gone home to be with her Lord.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Jernigan Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by Pastoe Paul Honeycutt. The burial will follow at the Cross Creek Cemetery.
Debra was preceded in death by her mother Jessie Bell Eastman; and her father Leonard Charles Eastman. She is survived by two daughters, Micheele Ezzell and husband Jimmy of Autryville and Donna Espinoza and husband Damien of Supply; seven grandchildren son Charles Victor Wilbur of Supply; seven grandchildren, Austin, Justin Katelyn and Trenton Ezzell and Mason, Xavier and Cheyanne Espinoza; four brothers Stonie Eastman, Wayne Eastman, Ronnie Eastman and Ricky Eastman; and three sisters Lori Spears, Betty Webb and Susan Drewry
The family will recieve friends from 7 to 9 tonight, Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 at Jernigan Warren Funeral Home.
Chris loved riding his motorcycle with his very extensive group of friends. They didn't have an official bike club, but it sure felt like it when Chris was around. He enjoyed laughing and joking and wanted everyone to be happy. He even took 3rd place in The Mr. Fayetteville Pageant. He was a wonderful dad and always made sure his children were taken care of and felt loved.
Chris was preceded in death by an infant son, William Edge, as well as his parents Marvin and Dorothy Edge.
He is survived by his children, Mathew Edge, Kyle Edge, Christina Edge, Christopher Edge, Amanda Edge, and Lindsay Plater; four grandchildren; his brothers Mike Edge, Richard Edge, Steve Edge, and Rodney Edge; and his sister Theresa Dillard; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other family members, and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 1:00 in the afternoon at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, North Carolina. His biking brothers will hold a memory ride for him immediately following the service.
The following was submitted by Jeff Edwards, son of Mr. Wayne Edwards:
Red Springs HS 1958 played college baseball at NC State and was an ALL ACC Shortstop. Played professionally with both the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Senators.
Was a math teacher and coach at 71st HS and also Massey Hill HS where he coached football, basketball and baseball.
Was the 1st Athletic Director at DBHS. Was also the 1st Head Basketball Coach for the Boys team and was the 1st Head Baseball Coach. He later moved into administration and received his graduate degree in education from ECU. He became the Principal for the extended day program that was started at DBHS in 1977. He had a big hand in the colors that were selected for DBHS as well.
His wife, my Mom, is Elizabeth Edwards who has been at Byrd since day 1 in 1972 and taught Home Economics. She is still there. He had three children who also graduated from Byrd. Jeff, Brad and Missy.
RIP Mr. Edwards. Mrs. Edwards was my Home Economics teacher. Some of the things I learned in her class stayed with in. Through Mrs. Edwards is how I knew more about you. RIP. Never Forgotten.
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
One of my favorite teachers who made learning fun!!!
From jeff gaddy on January 3rd, 2011
Mr. And Mrs. Edwards were two of the very best teachers and people that ever graced the grounds of Douglas Byrd High School. I remembered Mr. Edwards as a very calm influence on the student body. His advice and encouragement always strive to be a better athlete and more importantly a better person.
EASTOVER - Mr. Robert Jim Ellis, 52, of Eastover, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. Robert was a beloved husband, father, uncle, brother-in-law and nephew. Robert was born Aug. 13, 1960, in Cumberland County, to the late Cecil and Kay Johnson Ellis. Robert was preceded in death by his brother, David Ellis. Robert is survived by his wife of 27 years, Suzanne Fulcher Ellis; a son, Robert Brandon Ellis and fiancee Karen Cribb; a sister, Linda Ellis Smith and husband Jesse of Fayetteville; a brother, Kenneth Ellis of Lumberton; a devoted and loving aunt, Clorese Johnson Jeffreys of Gray's Creek; and beloved dog, B.J. Robert was a dedicated employee of Public Works Commission for 27 years. He also owned R& B Lawn Service with his son, Brandon, until his health declined. He enjoyed White Lake, trading at flea markets, yard sales and early morning breakfast at his favorite local restaurant with his many, many friends. Robert loved his Baywood Pentecostal Holiness Church and church family. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at Baywood Pentecostal Church, followed by the service at 3 p.m. Burial will follow in Salem Methodist Church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer Center of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, 1638 Owen Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304; or Baywood Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1830 Baywood Road, Fayetteville, NC 28312, in memory of Robert Jim Ellis. Services entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory of Fayetteville.
Mrs. Veronica W. Wells Ellison, 61, peacefully passed on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Memorial Service will be 2:00 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Little Marsh Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Martin Luther King Drive, St. Pauls, NC. Reverend Paul Sewell, Pastor.
Veronica Wells Ellison, "Ronica" as she was affectionally known, was born in Fayetteville, NC on December 31, 1957. She was the daughter of the late John "Teddy" Wells and Ivory Pernell Wells. Veronica Started her Christian journey at Pleasant Grove Disciple Church of Christ in Fayetteville, NC. Later in years she became a faithful member of Little Marsh Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in St. Pauls, NC.
Veronica graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in 1976. She continued her education receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Fayetteville State University and a Masters from Webster University in counseling. She worked in the Mental Health field and was a licensed clinical addition specialist prior to her health issues.
Veronica raised 3 beautiful daughters: Nicki, Renee and Sharonda. She was united in matrimony to Larry Ellison, February 14, 1996 and he stood by her side faithfully. On Wednesday evening, September 4, God needed another beautiful angel and called her home. She knew her work here on earth was done.
Veronica lived her best life with no regrets. A God-fearing woman, whose light shined so bright regardless of what life threw at her. She never met a stranger and after any encounter she was sure to leave an imprint on your heart. Veronica always said "give people their flowers while their living, they can't appreciate ti when their gone.
She will forever be loved by her husband: Larry Ellison of St. Pauls, NC; children: Lt. Col. Marquita "Nicki" Price (Grant) of Fayetteville, NC, Lovonna "Renee" Rogers (Steven) of Jeffersonville, IN and Shavonda Wells of Charleston, SC. Her siblings: Johnnie Belinda Dubois (Eddie) of Durham, NC, Pepper Reaves (Tim) of Eden, NC, Cheryl White of Kannapolis, NC, Kenneth Wells and Yvette Walker both of Fayetteville, NC, her grandchildren: Michael, Ethan and Sian Rogers of Jeffersonville, IN and Jonathan, Kayla and Lauren Price of Fayetteville, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Veronica was preceded in death by her parents and sister Sandra Peterson.
HOPE MILLS -- William Clarence Elmore Jr., 42, of 3921 Harden Road, died Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville.
Mr. Elmore was a detective with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and a volunteer firefighter at Cotton Fire Department. He formerly worked with Pierce Mill Fire Department.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville by Chaplain Kenny Williams and Drs. Norman E. Mitchell and Ben West. Burial was in Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery.
Mr. Elmore is survived by his wife, Stacey L. Elmore of the home; two sons, Matthew W. Elmore and Michael A. Elmore, both of Moore County; his parents, William C. Elmore Sr. and Edna H. Elmore of Fayetteville; and two sisters, Kathy E. Stone of Raeford and Dianna L. Elmore of Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2504 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304; or to First Safety House, care of Cumberland County Fire Chiefs Association, P.O. Box 2592, Fayetteville, NC 28302.
Billy, you and I grew 2 blocks apart in Massey Hill. From 1st grade through High School, you were at our house so much that you were like an adoptive brother to me and my two older brothers. We abuse you like we did each other. You are missed Billy and I know you are with the Lord now because you were always a good man.
From Glenda Dail Duncklee on March 22nd, 2013
Wow, Billy, I can't believe you are really gone. You were my first "boyfriend" and will always have a special place in my heart. I know where you are now, in heaven, may God hold you in His arms, you were a very special person to me and I will never forget you.
This is in memory of my best friend at Massey Hill, Solomon Everett. We were classmates for two years, then he transferred to Douglas Byrd and I transferred to E E Smith. We played on the JV basketball and football teams in 1969 and 1970. I will always remember. His smile and his friendship.
From Michael Petsuck on July 14th, 2013
A great friend, an incredible athlete and teammate, left us way to early but his earthly light and journey was a bright one. I still thing of you often and I'm sure we will see each other again. All is well my brother!
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
My one & only memory was of your kindness. You were a Senior & BIG star, I was a Little Bittie freshman. You accidently knocked me down the stairs, I wasn't hurt but before I knew it, you picked me up & carried me back to the top, apologizing the whole time. I know you are greatly missed.
From Jeff Gaddy on January 3rd, 2011
Douglas Byrd's first sports star.
From Arnita McKellar-Wright on August 6th, 2010
He was an excellent football player. Always a smile on his face. He will truly be missed. Class of 74
Ms. Gina Carla Faircloth, 53 of 6170 Bethany Drive, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at her home.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Carl Houston Faircloth and Lena Mae Beard Faircloth; brother, Carl (Bo) Faircloth and nephew, Johnnie Faircloth, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Butler Funeral Home Chapel, officiating will be Pastors Dena & Tracy Lowery. Interment will follow at Peniel Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery in Roseboro.
She is survived by Daughter, Lena Melissa King of Stedman; sisters, Tina Faircloth her twin of Stedman, Karen Faircloth of Autryville, Judy Taylor of Eastover and Shelia McKay of Kennansville; brothers, Ronnie Beard of Orange, Texas and Houston Faircloth of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Austin Spinosa and Jacob King; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1:00pm-2:00pm Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the funeral home before the service.
Services entrusted to Butler Funeral Home, 6535 Clinton Road, Stedman.
Gina was a great friend to many. We talked on the phone many times. She was always in a good mood and always made me feel better after we talked. I also saw her at our get-togethers and really enjoyed being around her. I was so sorry when I heard she had passed. R.I.P. Gina Faircloth
I love and miss my Mothers twin sister, my Aunt Tina!!!! After my Mama, Gina Faircloth, passed in 2016, Aunt Tina really took me and my children under her wing, as her twin would have expected her to do! Now I'm absolutely LOST Without both of them
Class of 1974
To my Facebook friends and family. My sister ~Patricia Flanigan DBHS '74 ~ passed away early Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family. I am thankful I was able to say goodbye and also that she knew she was loved. I know she is finally pain free, with Mom and so many that have passed before her but it makes it no easier. She was much to young to leave us. I will post the obituary when it is available. I ask for prayers for our Dad and I, and also her husband Gerry as God is the only one who can get us through this time
My daddy passed away on Sept 12, 2004. He is greatly missed and loved dearly and will always have a piece of my heart. I am forever "Daddy's Little Girl". I know that he will be with you all, in spirit, at the reunion. God bless......
Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Enoch Foos, 46, of 209 Grenada Road, Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005, in his home. Mr. Foos was a manager with Wal-MartDistributionCenter for nine years. He was a member of the Carolina Road Riders and was a retired sergeant first class in the Army.
FAYETTEVILLE - Peder Niel "Uncle Pete" Gatewood, 52, of 1823 Stockton Drive, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Memorial services will be held Sunday, April 18, 2010, at 3 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Village Drive in Fayetteville, with the Rev. Randy Bremer officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service, 610 Ramsey St., in Fayetteville. Uncle Pete was a former Boy Scout and an active member of The American Pool Association (APA). He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Peder and Marie Nielsen. Uncle Pete is survived by his daughter, Ashlie Gatewood of Fayetteville; sons, Jamie Gatewood of Georgia, and Jesse and Cody Gatewood of Parkton; stepdaughter, Ashley Shearin of Fayetteville; a granddaughter, Keira Gatewood of New York; parents, retired U.S. Army 1st Sgt. David and Tillie Gatewood of Fayetteville; two sisters, Joni Gatewood Hooten of Presco
tt, Ariz., and Terri Lynn Gatewood of Fayetteville; a brother, Lorne Archambeau of Hope Mills; nieces, Morgan and Madison Hooten of Arizona; and nephews, Joshua Miller and Tyler Gatewood of Fayetteville.
Pete was a good guy, always so nice. I was shocked to read he had passed on.
From Greg Zandiotis on March 21st, 2011
I knew Pete throughout our HS days. He was a great firend and we had Great times during that stage in our lives. Pete and his family also opened the door for us (the neigborhood). We were safe and having Fun! What so terrific people. I am sorry we did not cross paths later in life; it would have been a heck of a reunion. I will not say good-bye, but so long my friend. I will see you in a better life.
Joseph Franklin Genter, 59, of Fayetteville, died Saturday, January 31, 2015.
Joseph is survived by daughter Chelsi Dawn Genter of N. Charleston, S.C.; brother Stephen Genter of Fayetteville, NC; sisters, Mary Ann Genter of Fayetteville, NC, Suzanne Rene Genter Burgin of Ocean Isle, NC; Dorothy Claire Gilreath of Rock Hill, SC.
Service: A celebration of life service will be held February 7, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lake Rim Recreation Center, 1455 Hoke Loop Road, Fayetteville, NC.
Paula was a wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a beautiful spirit. She battled demons within herself for a long time before her life ended too soon. I love you and miss you my old friend !!!!
HOLLY RIDGE - Tony Mark "WhiteBoy" Gurganious, 49, of Holly Ridge, formerly of Fayetteville, died Thursday, May 30, 2013.
Tony was a friend to everyone. He was a commercial fisherman and he loved fishing.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel. Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Pin Hook Cemetery in Duplin County.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gayther Edgar Gurganious Sr.; brother, Gayther Edgar Gurganious Jr.; stepfather, George Ballard; and stepson, Michael Shimauchi.
Surviving are his mother, Marcia Martin Ballard; brother, Victor Gurganious; sisters, Rose Gurganious Spell and husband Ronald and Sherean S. Garrison and husband John; stepsisters, Laurie B. Wiseman and husband Charlie and Nancy Cox; stepbrother, Buddy Ballard. Tony leaves behind many uncles, aunts, cousins and dear friends form the Surf City area who loved him and will miss him.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the funeral home.
Christy was a good friend, and someone I always wished I could know better. Like many of my classmates I had a crush on her for many years. RIP Christy... I will see you again someday!
From Bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Christy, you are missed. We were good friends back in the day and I enjoyed all of our dates. You were always fun to be around at ASU and at DBHS.
From David Baugus on March 4th, 2011
Christy was a kind,gentle spirit who always took time to help and encourage a goofy kid like me..I looked up to her and was so struck by her..I had the hugest crush. May you R.I.P. and know that you are greatly missed.
From Mae Arant on January 17th, 2010
Christy always had a gentle heart that was kind as her smile. She was a true friend to me and I will always remember her sweet, slow smile that brightened up my day.
Sandra “Sandy” Kaye Bullington Harris, 59, went to be with her Lord, Monday evening, February 22nd. She was born April 20, 1956 and was the daughter of William T. Bullington, Sr. and the late Mary Kathryn Canady Bullington. Sandy was also preceded in death by her brother William T. Bullington, Jr.
Funeral Service will be conducted 7:00 pm Saturday, February 27th at Green Springs Baptist Church, 1095 E Green Springs Rd., Parkton, NC. The Committal Service will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Green Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sandy graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in 1974 and she also attended Fayetteville Technical School. She was the middle child and married a middle child. Sandy always put others concerns above her own. She loved her family, church, talking and she never met a stranger-just someone she had not talked to yet. She loved children, letting people know about how God has a plan for us all, hunting, and fishing; anything outdoors as long as it was not too cold.
Sandy was always involved in many activities. In grade school, she was a Majorette. She carried this love to high school where she was a Majorette and twirled a fire baton and was a member of the Drill Team. She was also a member of the Leo Club. In her adult life, she was a Cub Scout leader, Girl Scout Leader, Rockfish Archery club Sec-Treas and V.P., NWTF, Friends of NRA, NCWRC Becoming an Outdoors Woman Archery Instructor, QDMA Ft. Bragg and Co-Owner of The Archery Clinic.
Sandy often referred to “her church” Green Springs Baptist Church. Her mother attended Green Springs as a child and as soon as Sandy attended Green Springs, she felt like she was Home. She loved her Sunday School Class. She said she was going to get Teddy to church and sadly it was only after she got cancer. Teddy promised her that day that because she loved the church so much, he would get her to church as often as he could if she was physically able. Teddy's love for Sandy and God was evident in the ways he cared for her. It was amazing to see how her eyes would light up when she got to church even when she was not completely able. She especially loved the singing, oh how she loved the singing, but she also loved the sermon as she underlined and notated in her bible with her broken binder as a testament to that. Sandy on many occasions has said “God has a plan we just don’t know what it is yet”. With each occurrence during the 2 ½ years of battling cancer she always said “God has a plan we just don’t know what it is yet.”
If you cannot remember anything else about Sandy, please remember right to the very end as long as she could talk, she always told everyone "God has a plan." And always to her, everyone else’s concerns came before her own.
Sandy loved her God, her Family and her Country in that order and stood strong in defense of all the above to the fullest of her ability.
Sandy is survived by her husband of 41 years, 7 months, 2 days and 12 hours, John “Teddy” Harris; son and daughter-in-law, John C. Harris III and Tabea of Germany; daughter, Windy Renee Harris Young of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ben Michael Young and Tiffany Kathryn-Faye Melvin both of Fayetteville; father, William T. Bullington, Sr. of Princeton, sisters, Dorothea Jane Bullington Fox and husband Charles of Ocean Isle, Pamela Lynne Bullington Vanherpen and husband Ken of Colorado, and Martha Jeanne Bullington Casey and husband Craig of Princeton.
The family will receive friends beginning at 5:00 pm Saturday until 7:00 pm and immediately following the service at Green Springs Baptist Church.
FAYETTEVILLE - Ms. Ruth Hermansen, 55, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. Tuesday in Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home chapel in Fayetteville. Burial in Lafayette Memorial Park. Visitation, an hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Thank You for the many times I came to you crying, happy, or frustrated about anything...You were always there...You never turned me away...I Thank God for your many words of encouragement and the Love that you showed your students...Gail Bolden...Class of 79
MONROE, Ga. -- Donald Brent Hulon, 39, of Monroe, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Wednesday, March 4, 1998, in his home.
The funeral was conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday , March 7, 1998, at Reeves Funeral Home Chapel in Hope Mills, N.C., by the Rev. Steve Smith. Burial was in Parkton Cemetery.
Mr. Hulon is survived by his wife, Debbie Hulon; three sons, Donnie Hulon of Raleigh, N.C., Jimmie Hulon of Fayetteville and David Hulon of the home; two daughters, Parker Hulon and Tina Magee, both of the home; his father and stepmother, James L. Hulon and Lessie Jackson-Hulon, both of Fayetteville; three brothers, Bobby Hulon, Raymond Hulon and Randy Hulon, all of Fayetteville; a sister, Marlene Wolford of Cary, N.C.; and two stepbrothers, Phillip Jackson and Darryl Jackson, both of Fayetteville.
Mr. Hurlock was born May 10, 1962, in Fayetteville, N.C., to the late William M. and Gerda Hurlock. He was a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School, Class of 1980. Mr. Hurlock was an outstanding truck driver and trainer for more than 20 years, after an initial career as a carpenter in the housing industry.
A loving person, Ken was devoted to his family, including his deceased son, Ken Hurlock Jr., and his daughter, Stevie Renee Hurlock. In addition, he loved his deceased brother, Billy, and his three beautiful sisters, Angie LaHood, Cora Drake and Dolores Carter. Ken was always considerate of others and a man of integrity. He was always fair, loved life and loved helping others. Ken personified the spirit of his Lord Jesus and touched the lives of many. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008, at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills, N.C. The Rev. Grover Blackburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ken Hurlock Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 614, Hartselle, AL 35640.
Terry and I double dated our Jr. Year prom. We had an interesting evening. The drive shaft fell out of my date's borrowed car. Terry and I had to stand on the side of Village Dr., makeup melting --waiting for our dates to come back. It we a blast. RIP Terry.
Teresa Lanthorn Jacobson was a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She is survived by her son Bradley Jacobson, her daughters Courtney Jacobson and Kelli Ward. Her sisters Barbara Lanthorn Sykes husband Bobby, Rose Marie Lanthorn Reese husband Lew. The love of her life grandson Dylan Hunter Ward.
Teresa death was unexpected she died from Respiratory Distress due to Asthma.
JOHNSON ARCADIA - Robert Keith Johnson, Jr., 52, of the Arcadia Community, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2010 after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Ray Howell, III and Tommy Wilson officiating. Burial will follow at Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery in Cooleemee. Keith was born in Lorain County, Ohio on October 16, 1957 to Robert Keith Johnson, Sr. and Doris Yates Johnson. He was a 1975 graduate of Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, NC and a graduate of Mars Hill College. He began his career in social work with the Caldwell County Department of Social Services in 1984. He later joined the Davidson County Department of Social Services in 2000, where he currently served as Director. He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Lexington. He had served as a board member for the United Way of Davidson County and was an avid golfer. Surviving are his wife Jane Criminger Johnson of the home, his daughter, Kristen Johnson and his son, Matthew Johnson, both of the home; his mother, Doris Johnson of Fayetteville, his sister, Kathy Hayes and husband, Donnie of Fayetteville; his brother, Bill Johnson and wife, Tina of Mt. Airy; his nephew, Michael Johnson; his nieces, Abby Hagwood, Haley Hagwood, Dawn Lowery, and Andrea Lowery. His father, Bob Johnson, his nephew, William Robert Johnson, and his niece, Jennifer Hayes, preceded him in death. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at Davidson Funeral Home, Hickory Tree Chapel and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 436, Lexington, NC 27293. Online condolences may be made at www. davidsonfuneralhome
Class of 1977
Joey was a 1977 graduate of DBHS. She was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2003, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She underwent treatment for a year, but the cancer returned in 2008. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend, and is sorely missed.
HAYESVILLE - Mrs. Hilda Joanne "Joey" Bunce Jones, 49, formerly of Fayetteville, died Friday, May 1, 2009, in her home. Joey was a member of Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Hayesville. She graduated from Douglas Byrd High School, Chowan College and Fayetteville State University with a degree in elementary education. She was employed with Clay County Schools in Hayesville. A visitation will begin at 5 p.m. today, May 3, 2009, at Townson- Rose Funeral Home in Hayesville. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church in Hayesville. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Joey is survived by her husband of 28 years, Danny; three children, Joshua, Daniel and Rebecca, all of Hayesville; parents, Bill and Joanne Bunce of Fayetteville; sister, Amy Bunce of Fayetteville and her children, Lindsay and Whitney Vickers of Los Angeles; brother, Dean Bunce and his wife, Gail, and their children, Liza, Billy and Alison, all of Apex; brother Alex "Mac" Bunce of Fayetteville; three uncles, Jimmy Bunce and his wife, Carol, of Raeford, Jack Bunce and his wife, Mary, of Charleston, S.C., and Leighton McGill and his wife, Mary Jo, of Bermuda Run; three aunts, Hilda McGill of Eastover, Inez Bunce Barbour and her husband, Lowell, of Raleigh, and Mary Lou Bunce Burgess and her husband, Bill, of Atlanta; and many cousins. Joey's wish was to have a scholarship fund for seniors of Hayesville High School with a family member suffering from cancer. Memorials may be made to the Joey Jones Cancer Scholarship Fund, Nantahala Bank & Trust, 102 Highway 64 East, Hayesville, NC 28904. Services entrusted to Townson-Rose Funeral Home of Hayesville.
My precious Joey. If I wasn't at your house during high school, you were at mine. What fun we had on drill team! I searched for you for years on Facebook and now I know why I couldn't find you. Wait patiently for me in Heaven for I will join you in God 's time. I am on round two of cancer. I will love you always and forever.
From mickey vickers on April 3rd, 2011
what a truely wonderful person! it is so unfortunate that God called her home so soon.
Mrs. Jones was my teacher from 8th grade thru my senior year. I sometimes gave her a hard time, but that never slowed her enthusiasm to make me the best student I could be. She was a sweetheart of a woman. You should have all had the priviledge of being her student.
Bobby was born February 3, 1965 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to Bobby Edward Sr. and Irene Kim Whightsil. He was a veteran of the US Army.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 202 Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park West on Raeford Road. Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 10:55 am prior to the service at the church.
Those left to mourn his passing include his wife, Dr. Glenda Ann Pope Lambert; father and stepmom, Bobby Sr. and Jean Lambert; mother, Irene Whightsil; stepchildren, Paula Morrison, Kelly Morrison and Evelyn Pope; siblings, Gregory Lambert (Nelson), Angela Goodman (Joseph), Lorrie Shackelford (Kenny) and Pam Gallimore (Barry) and grandchild, Landon Morrison.
I meet her when she was working at Krogers on McPherson ch rd in 1978. We married moved to Raleigh , then Wilmington , three Daughters and one Son. She passed August 17 2015 after battling ovarian cancer.
Class of 1978
Rest peacefully Amy Livingston. I admired you for your simplistic views and attitude. YOU knew who you were and stayed true to yourself. Our last conversation you were so upbeat...like always. I have some awesome memories of you,,,,,the Skyline, AJs, chasing boys together etc. We all can take some lessons from you in the way you lived your life. I will miss you...... Deborah Gonzales
Class of 1976
Rest in peace, Jim. The world is a better place having known you...and a lonlier one now that you're gone, my friend. My thoughts go out to your wife, Iris...your family...and your friends.
James "Jim" Martin, Jr., Class of 1976, recently passed away from complications due to pneumonia on April 9, 2015, at the Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was living in Sebring, Florida, at the time, having moved from Georgia.
After high school, Jim served as a Corpsman in the US Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Iris Martin, three sons (names undisclosed), as well as having family in Wilmington, North Carolina (names undisclosed).
I will always remember talking to Jim 2 weeks before he passed away. I feel Jim knew his life was about to come to an end. He posted a public message on Facebook with his cell phone number and asked everyone that knew him to give him a call in the hospital. I was one of those people. He and I talked for almost an hour. In our conversation Jim told me about how he died and was brought back during his surgery. He told me he saw the image of God and Jesus standing behind him. God sent him back, but Jim said, he was in no pain anymore and he tried to stay. Jim told me he talked to Jesus and to God. Jim returned and he came back with a missionary plan. He wanted to buy older school buses and transform the bus into a rescue bus filled with needed supplies to use in a disaster. He had already bought one bus before he died. It was sitting waiting for him to begin his plan. Jim was my friend. He had an enormous heart filled with the love and kindness for everyone he would ever meet. He was a Christian and all his trust was in Jesus. When I spoke to Jim 2 weeks before he left this world he sounded great even if he had been in the hospital for a very long time. There is a huge hole in my heart because I should have read between the lines.....Jim was telling every good bye in his own way. That's why he urged everyone to call him in the hospital. He was telling me good-bye, but I didnt know it until after he left.
Ralph "Mac" Lawrence McSweeney, Jr., 53, of 310 S. McAlister Road, husband of Beverly Gregg McSweeney, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, at his home.
Born in Alexander, La., he was the son of Sheryl Ridenour Moore of Dacusville and the late Ralph Lawrence McSweeney, Sr.
Mr. McSweeney was a graduate of Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, N.C., and attended the SC Vocational School in Columbia. He was a former employee of Fabri-Kal in Piedmont and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville.
Surviving in addition to his mother and wife are two sons, Chris McSweeney and his wife Amber, and T.J. McSweeney and his wife Jennifer, all of Easley; four grandchildren, Gabrielle, Trey, Haven and Kadan; a brother, Jody McSweeney of Fountain Inn; stepmother, June McSweeney of Fountain Inn; and a sister-in-law, Karen Moss and her husband, Glenn, of Cherryville, N.C.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a sister, Catherine "Kitty" Moore.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 8, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park and Gardens.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or to the American Heart Association, 3535 Pelham Rd., Ste 101, Greenville, SC 29615
The family will be at the home of Chris and Amber McSweeney, 106 Hatters Ct., Easley, SC 29642.
It seems like yesterday we were on the plane headed to Great Lakes for U.S. navy "Boot Camp". Where did the time go? I lost contact with you after boot camp, but I certainly never forgot you... Rest well brother...
Spencer Scott Morgan, 53, of 325 75th Street NW, Oak Island, NC (formerly of Fayetteville, NC), died on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, NC.
He is survived by a daughter, Mindy Morgan of Chapel Hill, NC; son, Nathan Morgan of Fayetteville; mother, Mary Morgan of Fayetteville; brothers, Jeff Morgan of Hope Mills and Ed Morgan of Fayetteville; sisters, Robin Sledge and Dawn Smeleer of Fayetteville.
My all time favorite teacher at Douglas Byrd. Always encouraging us to do our best and convincing us that we can always do better. One of the funniest memories of her was when she had gotten a perm...her hair looked like Rosann Rosanna Danna..(sp?). She wasn't in the hallway that day doing traffic control as usual and she came in to class late..which she never did.....and made the announcement: Anybody that makes any comment about my hair will flunk my class. LOL!!!! She was a precious person.
From Debi Smith Carswell on March 31st, 2011
You accepted me & brought me into the world of cheerleading! You were always so inspiring & pushing us to do our best. Thank you! I know you are so missed by many!
From Jeff Gaddy on January 3rd, 2011
To this day, the best teacher I've ever had in school, in discipline and life. Though small in stature she was a giant of a person.
From Darlene Baker on December 26th, 2009
Mrs. Mullen was one of the best teachers at Douglas Byrd. She always encouraged her students to excel and did whatever she could to help them reach their goals. She is deeply missed.
FAYETTEVILLE - James O. Musselwhite, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, in his residence.
He was a 1976 graduate of Douglas Byrd Senior High School. He worked for Distribution Construction Co.
He is survived by his parents, Franklin D. Musselwhite and Juanita C. Musselwhite, a brother, Franklin E. Musselwhite, a sister, Theresa A. Musselwhite, all of Fayetteville; and a sister, Barbara Jean Widener, of Smyrna, Tenn.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, in McMillan Presbyterian Church cemetery in Wade, with Pastor E. Norwood Tadlock officiating.
I will always remember Kay for her love for life and ability to make everyone laugh!
Such an adventurous spirit, she was fearless, bold and determined. She dared to challenge what many of us would not. Kay lived life on her own terms, and certainly never let other people hold her back. While we were very different in so many ways, I admired her courage and strength, and her sweetness hidden beneath the surface that only a few she chose to reveal it to, knew. I was one of those few.
She is finally free again, no more pain & suffering.
God rest your soul Kay.
LAURINBURG — Christopher Massengill Overfelt, 62, of Laurinburg, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at Duke University Heart Center.
Chris is survived by his wife of 34 years, Patricia; his mother, Hilda Massengill Overfelt; daughters Abbigail and Michelle; son Michael; grandchildren Dylan, Kyle, Aeowynne, Kyea and Zoey; brothers Michael and Todd; a sister, Jackie; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
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My mother was a great women! I was lucky to have her 53 years. She passed away of kidney cancer that spread throught her body very quicky she was dignosed in Dec of 08 and they gave her 6 months at that point. Mom was a strong women and she fought for as long as she could and she wasnt ready to go but her body was tired she passed away at home with me in her own bed as she had requested and in the last week of her life I do not belive she felt much pain because I gave her plenty of meds to comfort her as hospis checked in with us often. She worked hard her whole life to provide a good life for me. My 2 children Logan Lee Patsel 13 and Autumn Paige Hancock 8 were lucky enough to spend a few years with there Granny. I know she really injoyed going to her reunion it made her very happy she injoyed her time with her friend Linda and Im not sure if Karen Bearfoot was there but mother injoyed her friendship with Karen as well. My Mother is missed everyday but good needed such a wonderful angel as her to come home.
From Joyce Janosik on July 30th, 2010
Betty Lou & I grew up together in Fayetteville & where ever one of us was, the other was always together. She will be truly missed but is waiting for us with my brother Jimmy. Would love to hear from her parents.
Joe Edward Pearce, 65, of Fayetteville, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, in Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Mr. Pearce was a teacher for the Cumberland County schools for 35 years before retiring. He was a member of the Retired Teacher Association of Cumberland County and Cedar Rock First Baptist Church.
The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2003, at Cedar Rock First Baptist Church in Castalia by the Rev. Keith Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. A memorial service was held in Fayetteville. Arrangements were handled by Lancaster Funerals and Cremations of Louisburg.
Mr. Pearce is survived by three brothers, Urban L. Pearce of Louisburg, Bob R. Pearce of Raleigh and Charles G. Pearce of Franklin, Va.; three sisters, Louise P. Jeffreys of Louisburg, Carolyn P. Strange of Cary and Peggy P. Tucker of Raleigh; and his companion, Rita Britt of Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Cedar Rock First Baptist Church, 4879 N.C. 56 E., Castalia, NC 27816.
Marie Johnson Pigott, 97, of Raleigh, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 25, 2015. She was born on October 14, 1917. Marie enjoyed good health most of her 97 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Claude Harold Pigott.
Marie taught history at Seventy First High School for twenty years before retiring from Douglas Byrd High School in 1979. She was active in the Retired School Personnel Organization and served as a secretary with the Cumberland Country Historical Society. She was also very active in her church , Haymount United Methodist and in her Sunday School class, the Barrington Bible Class. Marie was a loyal wife to Harold, loving mother to her two children and adored her three grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Margret Pigott Goad and son in law, Marshall Goad, of Raleigh; two sisters Mildred Johnson and Maynell Outen; three grandchildren, Laura, Jonathan, and Christopher; four great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Cross Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service.
Beverly was a beautiful person, a loving mother and grandmother. She passed away suddenly and unexpectantly on Dec. 16, 2013 in Lancaster, PA. Her son's and grandchildren were the light of her life. We love and miss her every day.
Marcus (Mark) H Pritchett was married to Kathleen Pritchett and they had one son, Shawn Pritchett 4936 Walnut Drive, Fayetteville, NC - Mark died on or about June 3, 2011, and was cremated. No obituary was found…
I’m sure most of us would agree that the people we most cared from our past are more often thought about during the holidays. A good friend of mine who often does research for me found the above information. Over many years, I had visited Mark while visiting my family in North Carolina. David Creech, along with Gene Gaskins and his younger brother, Randy, Mark and me all spent most of our free time together being great childhood friends, and all graduates of Douglas Byrd.
Mark was known to be the quieter one. We also gave him the most crap. His father and mother were hard working people, and as an only son, Mark was clearly the heartbeat of their joy as parents. Mark had lost his father rather young, but his mom lived on in the same house on Walnut until she too died. Mark inherited and lived in the house on Walnut Drive until his death. Over the years when I visited Mark, again only on Holidays, as my family house was close by, I enjoyed catching up with him.
It was during a visit around Thanksgiving of 2012, I learned from some neighbor kids that Mark had died. They told me he had been out mowing the lawn when the temperatures were very high, and had suffered a heat stroke. Mark was a good friend, and I’m sharing this so that those of you who knew him could also reflect on his passing. Even with the many pledges of everlasting friendship that we all have in our yearbooks, time is short and although we move on through life far too quickly, special moments with the people we knew from high school and even elementary school stay with us.
As we all look back and appreciate those youthful experiences, good and bad, I believe most of us will always fondly recall everyone we learned with, laughed with, and loved. Let’s also remember and honor Mark’s passing. We lost a funny, kind, light hearted, hard working father, son, husband and dear friend.
Michael Anthony Quigley, 49, of 5344 Sumac Circle, Fayetteville, died Friday, April 22, 2005, at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
Mr. Quigley was a former employee at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for 20 years.
Mr. Quigley is survived by a son, Christopher Quigley, of Norfolk, Va., who serves in the Navy; a granddaughter, Sierra Quigley of Norfolk; parents, Malcolm and Alice Quigley of Fayetteville; two brothers, Keith Quigley and Eric Quigley, both of Columbia, S.C.; a sister, Michelle McKean of Toronto, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
Glenda Carpenter Reagan, age 51, of Jackson, GA, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Spaulding County Regional Hospital in Griffin, GA. She was born in Cumberland County, NC to Glenn and Peggy Smith Carpenter of Robbinsville, NC. She was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Mullins. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband of 19 years, Mark Reagan of Jackson, GA; and her brother, Johnny Carpenter of Fayetteville, NC. She also survived by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, January 21, 2010 at the Townson-Smith Chapel. The Reverend Daniel Stewart will officiate. Burial will follow at Old Mother Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Townson-Smith Chapel. Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
George Randall “Randy” Reed, 47, of Fayetteville, died Monday, June 19, 2006.
Mr. Reed was the owner of Reed Equipment Company in Fayetteville.
Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his father, George Reed, and a sister, Rhonda Jane Reed.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Hollandale Advent Christian Church in Spring Lake with the Rev. Billy Mobley officiating. Burial will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park.
Survivors are a son, Joey Reed of Fayetteville; daughter, Conny Reed of Fayetteville; mother, Faye Barnhart of Fayetteville; brother, Tim Reed of Aberdeen; sister, Sissy Salzer of Erwin; three stepbrothers, Kurt Barnhart of Clayton, Michael Barnhart of Texas and Web Barnhart of Florida; significant other, Denise Tanner; and uncle and aunt Russell and Freda McFall of Whitesburg, Ky.
The family will receive friends at Adcock Funeral Home today, June 22, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services entrusted to Adcock Funeral Home of Spring Lake.
Wow! He was such a good look'n dude. We always had a good time together. Jim
From bobby Bullard on May 1st, 2011
Mike was a geat friend and confidant. He is missed by all of his freinds, of which I was lucky enough to be one.
From kerry glaser on November 2nd, 2010
I ran track and cross country with Mike back at DBHS. I was shocked when I heard of his passing so many years ago. He was a very competitive individual in everything he strived to do. We'll go for a run someday Mike - God bless you.
From Earl Jones on February 6th, 2010
Mike was a great friend. I was with him the day before he died in his auto accident and was honored to serve a pall bearer at his funeral. He was always cheerful and has been sorely missed for all of these years. Nineteen years old is way too young to leave us.
From Faye Squires-Barfield on February 1st, 2010
He was always a great athlete. Always had a smile on his face. Definitely taken too young. Will forever be remembered.
Lisa Riggs Terry, 50, went to be with her Mom and Dad on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. She was surrounded by her loved ones. She fought a 5 and a half year battle with leukemia.
Lisa is survived by her husband, Billy of Hope Mills; daughter, Michelle and Chris Huffman of Laurinburg, NC; son, William J. of the Home; and sisters Sheila and Bill Keeling of Alta Loma, CA; and Terri and Brian Beasmore of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jacqueline and Danny Terry of Hope Mills; and her precious grandchildren, Keely and Kaleb Huffman.
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Bonnie and Leo Riggs, and an infant brother and sister.
A visitation will be held Sunday, April 12, from 7-9 pm at Reeves Funeral Home, Hope Mills, NC. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Monday, April 13 at Highland Baptist Church in Hope Mills. Pastors Micheal Boarts and Joe Buck will officiate the service. Burial will immediately follow in Adcock Cemetery in Hope Mills.
The family wishes all memorial contributions be made to SECU Family Home, 123 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Lisa was a loving sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Her smile will be missed by all.
Terry and I were in alot of classes and were friends growing up. Even though we lost touch after graduation, I still remember her cheerful smile and warm heart. I will miss knowing that this beautiful is among us. Love You Terry!!
From Faye Squires-Barfield on February 1st, 2010
Lisa was always a special friend to me. We lost touch after graduation but I have thought of her often during the years. So sorry to hear that she has passed but i know she is in heaven because she was so special. Love you Lisa!!
From Darlene Baker on January 30th, 2010
Lisa was a truly beautiful person who was a true friend. I will always miss that "Mona Lisa" smile.
I can't believe this. Kahty was always such a sweet fun loving girl. We had great times in Fayetteville with her, her brother Jeff, Pauline Taylor & Frank Edwards just to name a few. She will surely be missed.
ABERDEEN - David Sada, 51, of Aberdeen, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009. Mr. Sada is survived by his wife, Darlene Sada; one daughter, Deitra Whelan; parents, Senouio and Erika Sada; brothers, Robert and Brian Sada; and sister, Patricia Herrera, all of Fayetteville; brother, Henry Sada of Southport; and two grandchildren, Brenden and Jordyn Whelan. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Harry. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a memorial contribution to the Cancer Society of North Carolina in honor of David Sada at www.cancer.org or (800) ACS-2345. Online condolences may be made to www.bolesfuneralhome.com. Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst is serving the family.
I wish I could have known David as a young carefree teenager. I also wish all of you could have known the wonderful caring man he grew into. David had a love of life that was with him until the end. According to the stories he shared of his younger years, he didn't change all that much! He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. I will miss you most of all my love.
From Earl Jones on February 6th, 2010
David was one of my best friends in high school and, after losing touch for many years, we were able to reconnect in 2009 via Facebook. He was already sick at that time but I was glad to be able to have conversations with him again before the Lord called him home. I have nothing but great memories of our times together.
Jimmy was my brother, as well as Robert (Bobby) Schallert. He was married to Dawn Hunsinger Schallert for 13 years. He has a son Jimmy and a daughter Amber. Jimmy died in a car accident on his way home from work in 1997. We love and miss him dearly. He was a wonderful brother. He cared more about others than he did himself. We love you Bro...
I had know John since we were freshman and we were very close. I was in the Air Force when I heard that he had passed away. John I think of you every day and the good times that we had in high school and after we graduated.
Class of 1975
MARIAN SOSNIAK - January 9, 1957 - July 31, 2014
On this beautiful morning a mansion in Heaven has filled one more room. We know the Lord has numbered the days of my twin sister, Marian Sosniak in His Book of Life. God’s Peace & His SWEET Presence surround her and I sense Ministering Angels all around (Thank You LORD!).
A special thank you to each of you who have prayed and assisted Marian and our family. May each of you love & ask the LORD to make His Glorious Face to SHINE upon you as you go about the Father’s business, celebrating JESUS & LIFE, spreading love & hope wherever you can ~ Hugs <3<3<3
Twins with great musical talent!
Ricky spent many an evening at our house playing guitar with my former husband Stan. Then years later Ricky played professionally and we followed to hear him whenever we could. Last time I heard him play he was playing with David Flores (another DBHS friend of ours) and they were great!
I was shocked to hear of his death. What we all have lost is heavens gain.
From Arlene Sparks on June 10th, 2011
I spent over 22 years with Ricky and they were the best years of my life. He was a wonderful man who loved his family and always put us first in his life. Music was his passion and he had become a very accomplished guitar player.....everybody wanted to play music with Ricky. Our lives are very empty without him and he is missed every day.
I will always remember Ronnie sitting behind me in class, grabbing my hair, braiding it and trying to get me in trouble all the time! LOL!!! So many great memories of riding around in my orange VW listening to BOSTON, as well as listening to Ronnie play his guitar. He had such a natural talent.
He died way too young. After he died, his brother Ricky started the guitar in his place.
So many years have passed, but he will never be forgotten...
From Arlene Sparks on June 10th, 2011
I never had the pleasure of knowing Ronnie but I am sure that he and Ricky are making some awesome music with the angels!
David and I ran Cross Country at DBHS. He was one of the best. Myself, Joe Genter, Willie Little, Mike Clark, Gerald and Terry Morris had to get out of his way - he was coming around us - as a Freshman. We'll run again soem day my friend.
Class of 75
From kerry glaser on July 7th, 2015
I had the opportunity to run Cross Country with David Stepp; I was graduating DBHS and he was just starting; it was obvious that he was going to be a champion. Coach Weaver pushed us hard; David pushed harder. Such a loss. I'm sure you're running with Mike Revis right now. We'll meet up some day.
Kerry Glaser, Class of 1975
From Earl Jones on February 6th, 2010
One of the best Cross Country runners in Cumberland County history. He had amazing endurance and was voted "Most Valuable Cross Country Runner" in all of Cumberland County.
Retired Lt. Col. Arthur Aloysius Strange, 81, of Fayetteville passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 8, 1924, to the late Margaret Lande and Arthur A. Strange.
He proudly served his country for over 33 years. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division and various units in Special Forces. Service to his country included World War II, 36th Infantry Division Texas National Guard and the Salerno landings in Italy, the battle of Mount Casino at the Repito River and the battle of San Pietro. He participated in Iceland as head of the armored unit. He served in Korea. He participated in five tours in Vietnam representing the 5th Special Forces. Later in his career, he served with Combat Development Command.
During his service, he was awarded many decorations, medals, badges, commendations, citations and campaign ribbons, among them the Bronze Star Medal-2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, World War II Defense Medal, Parachute Badge and Senior Parachute Badge, four Overseas Bars, Armed Forces Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, two awards, Armed Forces Expedition Medal, National Defense Service Medal Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Commendation Medal, Republic of Vietnam Commendation Medal and a Gallantry Medal with Gold Star.
Following his military retirement, he began his second career as a teacher at both Seventy-First and Douglas Byrd high schools, later retiring as a teaching professional.
His entrepreneurial ventures created Ken-Art Realty and the Silver Fox Club. He was an avid golfer.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Virginia Baldwin Strange, and his loving wife of two years, Gloria Gay Strange.
He is survived by his brothers, Kenneth Strange of Bayport, N.Y., and George Fotis of La Palma, Calif., and their families; his daughters, Virginia Strange Bradshaw and her husband, David Bradshaw, of Garner; Catherine Ann Strange and her partner, Fleur Hedden, of Washington, D.C.; Siobhan Marie Strange of Cary; Alicia Strange Arndt of Jasper, Tenn., Moriah Hardman and her husband, Jonathan Hardman, of Fayetteville; sons, Col. Arthur Aloysius Strange IV, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany, and Shane Sonnenfeld of Wilmington; his loving grandchildren, Amanda Arndt, Jennifer Arndt and Christopher Arndt of Alabama, and Erik Strange, Mallory Strange and Nicki Strange of Germany; his loving great-granddaughter, Kathryn Proctor; special friends the Walsh family; and too many to name.
Services were entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville.
Burial was at Lafayette Memorial Park on Ramsey Street.
Memorials may be made to Friends of the Heart Center at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, P.O. Box 87526, Fayetteville, NC 28304
From The Daily Tarheel - Ken Strong, 52, died Tuesday afternoon after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife (Kee), his parents (Sara and John), and a brother (Richard). Strong was a member of PlayMakers Repertory Company and a professor in the Department of Dramatic Art. He graduated from UNC with a bachelor's degree in 1979 and a master's of fine arts in 1983.
A memorial will be held at 1PM on Monday in the Paul Green Theatre at the Center for Dramatic Art.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Strong's name to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Universtiy Medical Center.
My brother Keith Quigley graduated with Ken Strong from Byrd in 1976 and was shocked to hear of his untimely passing. Keith said that "Kenny" was one of the nicest persons he'd ever met. Keith said that Ken knew exactly what he wanted to do and that was to Act. We all should be so lucky to fulfill our dreams as Ken did. As a side note my oldest brother Michael Quigley died from complications due to a brain tumor as well as David Tubb another Byrd Grad.
I would like to leave with a fitting quote from the play Julius Cesar by Shakespear that perhaps Ken may have acted.
Marcus Atonius: His life was gentle; and the elements So mixt in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, "This was a man!"
From Gail Chadwell on February 10th, 2010
Kenneth was not just a classmate, but a childhood friend of mine and my brothers. It is still hard to believe that he does not grace this earth any more with his wonderful smile, humor,and talent! As I said on the memorail from hospice, I can hear him laughing in heaven right now! His family & colleagues put on a wonderful memorial ceremony for him, esp including the song "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green. Heaven has just gained a jewel! With loving affection, Gail Chadwell
He is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Yvonne Smith, his loving daughter, Alexa Smith-Surrett, his father and mother, John and Carolyn (Skaggs) Surrett, his niece, Brittany Smith, as well as several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Scott was one of my brother's best friends. He was always fun to be around and he treated everybody in a very special way. Scott loved his sports and his friends. More importantly was his love for Yvonne and Alexa. Fly High Byrd Eagle.
I will always miss you! I can't begin to list the things that I remember. Pauline "I LOVE YOU"
From Mike McCormick on November 4th, 2011
Pauline was one of the sweetest and funniest girls I ever knew. We also went to many concerts together at Fayetteville Memorial Auditorium. And yes she loved to party. May she rest in peace. email@example.com
From Cindy Hunt Scott on January 22nd, 2011
My dear buddy Pauline passed away from throat cancer. She was a very dear friend who didn't have the easiest in life, but she finally found her peace. I planted a flowering tree in my back yard in her memory. I remember the many concerts we went to together in Fayetteville! She was always ready to party!
FAYETTEVILLE - Ms. Retha Mae Taylor, 55, of 120 Chase St., died Sunday, May 6, 2012. Services: Graveside, 4 p.m. Thursday in Cross Creek Cemetery No. 5. Viewing, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Wiseman Mortuary in Fayetteville. Visitation, at the home. Survived by: Sons, Terrance and Jesse; daughter, Gepetta; mother, Williehmena Herring; and brother, Robert Jr.
I loved you linda,always sweet,always close,it's been many yrs niw I don't understand how some are taken and other left,but when God took you he took one of the ones that ment the most ,I love you cuz and will see you again.
Wallace "Wally" Dudley Ward, 54, of Parkton, North Carolina died Wednesday June 5, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 30, 1959 in Panama City, Florida to late Wallace Clifford Ward and Iwja Grow. He was a construction foreman, enjoyed watching movies and his family was #1 in his life. Visitation will be Monday June 10, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home of St. Pauls. Funeral Services will be Tuesday June 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Susan M. Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Rockfish Memorial Park, Hope Mills. He is survived by his mother, Iwja Grow; sons, Daniel L. Ward and his wife Kaci and David Ward and his wife Kelli; brother, Bob Ward; sisters, Brenda Ammons and her husband Terry, Ruby Ashmore and her husband Lonnie, Terri Hamm and her husband Paul, Brenda Grow, and Patti Grow; and 2 grandchildren, Ashlyn and Dylan Ward. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.
Way, Paul, Jr., baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Monday, May 4, 2009.
Beloved husband of Charlene Way (nee Underwood). Dear father of Alex Way; son of Johanna and the late Paul Way, Sr.; brother of Christine Denison, Patricia Stephenson and Mary Way; son-in-law of Sarah and the late Garner Underwood. Dear nephew, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.
I remember you most of all from elementary school. In the 4th grade you broke the new to me there was NO Santa Clause!!! You were so much fun. We lost touch in high school But I will always remember you.
From Sudonna Ouellette (Maynard) on February 11th, 2010
Paul was the true love of my life and is now and always will be in my heart. No one has ever left such a deep endearing love than he did with me. I know he is in heaven now and maybe we with met again there. May god bless you and keep you.
From Gail Chadwell on February 10th, 2010
Paul Way was a delight to know. He will truly be missed by his family & friends.
Ms. Lorraine Jean Weaver, 49, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Hope Mills.
Lorraine was born December 2, 1963 in Cumberland County, NC to Floyd Weaver and Margot Parczyk Weaver. She was a certified welder and worked for Smithfield Packing Company in Tarheel.
She is survived by her mother, Margot Weaver of Fayetteville; father, Floyd Weaver of Abbeyville, AL and her sister, Sandra Weaver of Winter Haven, FL.
A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 PM Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Grays Creek Church Of God, 4018 Chickenfoot Rd, St Pauls, NC 28384 with Bishop Gene Phillips Officiating.
As a former student of Luetta Williams, I can honestly say she is one of those teachers from DBHS that stands out in my mind the most. Not only was she dedicated to her profession, but she also had a great since of humor. She will surely be missed.
Thank you for the tributes to my mom. She was a special person who always cared for her students and co-workers.
From Tracey Webster on April 29th, 2013
I will never forget Ms. Williams. I had a hard time at home and she knew it. She took it upon herself to comfort me and look out for me! I miss her very much! A great person!
From Susan Boiselle Howard on May 21st, 2011
My favorite teacher ever! She was enthusiastic, caring, and motovated me to learn!
From Faye Squires-Barfield on February 1st, 2010
I had Miss Williams for Drama my sophomore year. I love her class and the enthusiam she brought to her students. She was full of life and made an impression on all the students she taught, especially me. I will miss her always!!
FAYETTEVILLE - Timothy H. Winfree, 52, of Fayetteville, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2010. A memorial service in his honor will be held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at 6 p.m. Mr. Winfree was a highly valued employee of Sanco Construction Co. until his early retirement due to declining health. Tim was a generous person; a man of character, who loved his wife and his family dearly. He was the son of Marie Davis Winfree and the late Ted H. Winfree. He is survived by loving wife, Dia Winfree of the home, and their two pets, Scooter and Anesthesia. Additional survivors include his grandmother, Eva Davis; brother, David Winfree and wife Pam; nieces, Crystal Viera and husband Jason, Misty Cox and husband Brent, and Heather Winfree; sisters-in-law, Susan Peacock and Jackie L. Reeves; and brother-in-law, Irvin J. Reeves Jr.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Michael K. Winstead, 38, of San Francisco, formerly of Fayetteville, N.C., died Thursday, , Aug. 29, 1996.
A memorial service was held at a later date.
Mr. Winstead is survived by his mother and stepfather, Margaret W. and Robert J. Adkins of Fayetteville; three brothers, Tim Winstead of Wilmington, N.C., and Kinsey Winstead and Jody Winstead, both of Fayetteville; and a stepsister, Francine Tone of Trucker, Calif.
It was such sad surprise to hear you were gone. I remember all the times you and my sister danced at the Islander Hotel night club, the times you rode home from Emerald Isle with my sister and me, the ice cream I shoved in my sister's face for not letting me drive, you had that little ditty spread around school in a flash...loved every second of it and wouldn't trade those memories for the world. Miss you, one day we will meet again.
Johnny was one of the most competitive athletes I've ever known. I have never seen and athlete fight thru injury and pain the way he did. Biggest heart ever put in a man's chest. Rest Well my friend!!!!
From butch woodall on June 16th, 2010
you were an amazing athlete and i enjoyed playing ball with you you were a really great friend.
From Earl Jones on February 6th, 2010
As a member of the Varsity Basketball team I was always amazed at Johnny's amazing jumping ability and his confidence. He wouldn't back down from any challenge. A great athlete.
From Sheila Thomas (Riddick) on January 24th, 2010
Johnny and I were childhood friends that grew up together and graduated the same year. The last time I saw Johnny is when he visited me in Georgia at the birth of my first born in 1980. His memories will remain in my heart forever.